Sharon Reif

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Affiliation: Brandeis University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Access to Addiction Pharmacotherapy in Private Health Plans
    Sharon Reif
    Institute for Behavioral Health, Schneider Institutes for Health Policy, Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University, 415 South Street, MS 035, Waltham, MA 02453, USA Electronic address
    J Subst Abuse Treat 66:23-9. 2016
  2. pmc Characteristics of practitioners in a private managed behavioral health plan
    Sharon Reif
    Institute for Behavioral Health, Heller School for Social Policy and Management Brandeis University, Waltham, MA, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 12:283. 2012
  3. ncbi The impact of employment counseling on substance user treatment participation and outcomes
    Sharon Reif
    Schneider Institute for Health Policy, Heller School, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts 02454 9110, USA
    Subst Use Misuse 39:2391-424. 2004
  4. pmc Chronic disease and recent addiction treatment utilization among alcohol and drug dependent adults
    Sharon Reif
    Institute for Behavioral Health, Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University, 415 South Street, MS035, Waltham, MA 02454, USA
    Subst Abuse Treat Prev Policy 6:28. 2011
  5. pmc Systems-level smoking cessation activities by private health plans
    Sharon Reif
    Institute for Behavioral Health, Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University, 415 South St, MS035, Waltham, MA 02454, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 8:A14. 2011
  6. pmc Economic grand rounds: types of practitioners and outpatient visits in a private managed behavioral health plan
    Sharon Reif
    Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University, 415 South St, MS035, Waltham, MA 02454, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 61:1066-8. 2010
  7. doi Treatment services: triangulation of methods when there is no gold standard
    Sharon Reif
    Brandeis University, Institute for Behavioral Health, Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Waltham, Massachusetts 02454, USA
    Subst Use Misuse 46:620-32. 2011
  8. pmc Health Plans' Early Response to Federal Parity Legislation for Mental Health and Addiction Services
    Constance M Horgan
    Institute for Behavioral Health, Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts E mail
    Psychiatr Serv 67:162-8. 2016
  9. doi Management of behavioral health provider networks in private health plans
    Deborah W Garnick
    Institute for Behavioral Health, Schneider Institutes for Health Policy, Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University, Waltham, Mass, USA
    J Ambul Care Manage 31:330-41. 2008
  10. pmc Patterns of service use in two types of managed behavioral health care plans
    Elizabeth L Merrick
    Institute for Behavioral Health, Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA 02454, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 61:86-9. 2010

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Publications25

  1. pmc Access to Addiction Pharmacotherapy in Private Health Plans
    Sharon Reif
    Institute for Behavioral Health, Schneider Institutes for Health Policy, Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University, 415 South Street, MS 035, Waltham, MA 02453, USA Electronic address
    J Subst Abuse Treat 66:23-9. 2016
    ..This study identified health plan approaches to manage access to and utilization of addiction medications (oral and injectable naltrexone, acamprosate, and buprenorphine)...
  2. pmc Characteristics of practitioners in a private managed behavioral health plan
    Sharon Reif
    Institute for Behavioral Health, Heller School for Social Policy and Management Brandeis University, Waltham, MA, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 12:283. 2012
    ....
  3. ncbi The impact of employment counseling on substance user treatment participation and outcomes
    Sharon Reif
    Schneider Institute for Health Policy, Heller School, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts 02454 9110, USA
    Subst Use Misuse 39:2391-424. 2004
    ..Both groups were as likely to complete treatment and be abstinent at follow-up. Implications are discussed. Future needed research and unresolved critical issues are also noted...
  4. pmc Chronic disease and recent addiction treatment utilization among alcohol and drug dependent adults
    Sharon Reif
    Institute for Behavioral Health, Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University, 415 South Street, MS035, Waltham, MA 02454, USA
    Subst Abuse Treat Prev Policy 6:28. 2011
    ..The objective of this paper is to evaluate the association between the presence of chronic medical disease and recent addiction treatment utilization among adults with substance dependence...
  5. pmc Systems-level smoking cessation activities by private health plans
    Sharon Reif
    Institute for Behavioral Health, Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University, 415 South St, MS035, Waltham, MA 02454, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 8:A14. 2011
    ..This study provides national estimates of systems-level strategies used by private health insurance plans to influence provider delivery of smoking cessation activities...
  6. pmc Economic grand rounds: types of practitioners and outpatient visits in a private managed behavioral health plan
    Sharon Reif
    Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University, 415 South St, MS035, Waltham, MA 02454, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 61:1066-8. 2010
    ..Claims for patients with more complex co-occurring mental and substance use disorders indicate utilization of appropriately qualified practitioners with substantial experience on average...
  7. doi Treatment services: triangulation of methods when there is no gold standard
    Sharon Reif
    Brandeis University, Institute for Behavioral Health, Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Waltham, Massachusetts 02454, USA
    Subst Use Misuse 46:620-32. 2011
    ..Concordance was generally acceptable across methods and respondents. Although any of these methods should be adequate, additional information is gleaned from multiple sources...
  8. pmc Health Plans' Early Response to Federal Parity Legislation for Mental Health and Addiction Services
    Constance M Horgan
    Institute for Behavioral Health, Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts E mail
    Psychiatr Serv 67:162-8. 2016
    ..The aim of this study was to examine private health plans' early responses to MHPAEA (after its 2010 implementation), in terms of both intended and unintended effects...
  9. doi Management of behavioral health provider networks in private health plans
    Deborah W Garnick
    Institute for Behavioral Health, Schneider Institutes for Health Policy, Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University, Waltham, Mass, USA
    J Ambul Care Manage 31:330-41. 2008
    ..Some standard activities are common, but some health plans are adopting other approaches to retain higher-quality providers...
  10. pmc Patterns of service use in two types of managed behavioral health care plans
    Elizabeth L Merrick
    Institute for Behavioral Health, Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA 02454, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 61:86-9. 2010
    ....
  11. pmc Accessing specialty behavioral health treatment in private health plans
    Elizabeth L Merrick
    Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA 02454 9110, USA
    J Behav Health Serv Res 36:420-35. 2009
    ..Products with carve-outs differed on several treatment entry dimensions. Findings suggest that health plans focus on timely access and typically do not heavily manage initial entry into outpatient treatment...
  12. pmc Substance abuse treatment client experience in an employed population: results of a client survey
    Elizabeth L Merrick
    Institute for Behavioral Health, Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University, 415 South Street, MS035, Waltham, MA 02454 9110, USA
    Subst Abuse Treat Prev Policy 7:4. 2012
    ..Furthermore, the role of several factors including prior service use has not been fully explored...
  13. pmc Integrated employee assistance program/managed behavioral health care benefits: relationship with access and client characteristics
    Elizabeth S Levy Merrick
    Institute for Behavioral Health, Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA 02454 9110, USA
    Adm Policy Ment Health 36:416-23. 2009
    ..20, CI 1.17-1.24), and substance abuse services specifically (OR 1.23, CI 1.06-1.43). Results are consistent with the concept that EAP benefits may increase access and address problems earlier...
  14. pmc Availability of addiction medications in private health plans
    Constance M Horgan
    Institute for Behavioral Health, Schneider Institutes for Health Policy, Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA 02454, USA
    J Subst Abuse Treat 34:147-56. 2008
    ..These findings demonstrate that pharmacy benefits have an impact on access to medications for substance abuse...
  15. doi Use of buprenorphine for addiction treatment: perspectives of addiction specialists and general psychiatrists
    Cindy Parks Thomas
    Schneider Institutes for Health Policy, Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University, 415 South St, MS035, Waltham, MA 02454 9110, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 59:909-16. 2008
    ..This study examined prescribing practices for buprenorphine, including facilitators and barriers, and the organizational settings that facilitate its being incorporated into treatment...
  16. doi Substance abuse treatment organizations as mediators of social policy: slowing the adoption of a congressionally approved medication
    Stanley S Wallack
    Schneider Institutes for Health Policy, Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA 02454, USA
    J Behav Health Serv Res 37:64-78. 2010
    ..These findings suggest that such policies would be more effective if they incorporate an understanding of all three internal systems...
  17. pmc Behavioral Health Services in the Changing Landscape of Private Health Plans
    Constance M Horgan
    The authors are with the Institute for Behavioral Health, Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts E mail
    Psychiatr Serv 67:622-9. 2016
    ..This is a critical time to examine how health plans manage behavioral health care...
  18. ncbi Internet-based behavioral health services in health plans
    Constance M Horgan
    Institute for Behavioral Health, Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University, MS 035, 415 South St, Waltham, MA 02454, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 58:307. 2007
  19. pmc Randomized trial of enhanced profiling in substance abuse treatment
    Marilyn Daley
    Schneider Institutes for Health Policy, Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University, 415 South Street, Waltham, MA 02454 9110, USA
    Adm Policy Ment Health 38:96-104. 2011
    ..To improve performance, interventions with greater scope and incentives may be needed...
  20. ncbi How health plans promote health IT to improve behavioral health care
    Amity E Quinn
    Brandeis University, 415 South St, MS035, Waltham, MA 02453 E mail
    Am J Manag Care 22:810-815. 2016
    ..The manner and extent to which commercial health plans promote health IT to improve behavioral health care is unknown. This study aims to address that gap...
  21. pmc Unintended consequences of cigarette price changes for alcohol drinking behaviors across age groups: evidence from pooled cross sections
    Deborah L McLellan
    Institute for Behavioral Health, Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University, 415 South Street, MS035, Waltham, MA 02454 9110, USA
    Subst Abuse Treat Prev Policy 7:28. 2012
    ..To inform policymaking, this study investigates the association of state cigarette prices with smoking, and current, binge, and heavy drinking by age group...
  22. ncbi Determining service variations between and within ASAM levels of care
    Helen J Levine
    JSI Research and Training, Inc, Boston, MA, USA
    J Addict Dis 22:9-25. 2003
    ..In multi-site PPC validity studies, it will be crucial to examine within-LOC variation and take into account payment sources and staff training when assessing patient outcomes...
  23. ncbi Increasing vocational rehabilitation participation and effectiveness within substance user treatment facilities: what we still need to know
    Sharon Reif
    Schneider Institute for Health Policy, Heller School, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts, USA
    Subst Use Misuse 39:2629-30. 2004
  24. ncbi The value of vocational rehabilitation in substance user treatment: a cost-effectiveness framework
    Donald S Shepard
    Schneider Institute for Health Policy, Heller School, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA 02454 9110, USA
    Subst Use Misuse 39:2581-609. 2004
    ..Thus, the estimated cost-effectiveness of VR in promoting abstinence is $35,000 per additional abstinent client ($883/0.025), indicating that VR is a cost-effective contributor to other goals of addiction treatment...
  25. ncbi No-Show for Treatment in Substance Abuse Patients with Comorbid Symptomatology: Validity Results from a Controlled Trial of the ASAM Patient Placement Criteria
    Gustavo A Angarita
    From the Addiction Research Program, Department of Psychiatry GAA, SP, SL, ES, DRG, Massachusetts General, Hospital Harvard Medical School, West End House Clinic, Boston, MA Department of Psychiatry GAA, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT Institute for Behavioral Health SR, Heller School, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA Department of Psychiatry SP, University of Liege, Liege, Belgium Alkermes, Inc DRG, Cambridge, MA
    J Addict Med 1:79-87. 2007
    ....